Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $54K per year. The largest fraction of HDR, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $73K annually on average.
Engineering Senior Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $112K per year on average; Engineering Project Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $92K, followed by Project Engineers earning approximately $76K and Structural Engineers making $73K. Earning only $60K on average, Civil Engineers in Training make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $98K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Omaha, Neb. (around $87K), Charlotte, N.C. ($78K), and New York, N.Y. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $62K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $100K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $146K annually. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Members with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $113K per year. It pays to have a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), Civil & Environmental Engineering at HDR, Inc. — these employees make the most at around $139K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $92K per year. A common skill in HDR, Inc.'s work force is Engineering Design; two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.